Practice Groups

Education

  • B.S., University of Alabama, Political Science/Pre-Medical Studies, 2000
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, 2004

Professional Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Montgomery Young Lawyers
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

Admitted To Practice

  • Alabama Supreme Court
  • Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

R. Brett Garrett

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Phone: 334-206-3194
Fax: 334-481-0808
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Mr. Garrett joined the firm as an associate in 2004 and attained shareholder status in 2011. As a member of the litigation practice group, he has a broad civil defense practice with his primary focus on general casualty insurance defense, complex and commercial litigation, construction law, products liability, state and federal employment claims, and professional liability. Mr. Garrett specializes in defending hospitals, physicians, nursing personnel, and pharmacists in medical malpractice lawsuits and has significant experience representing professionals before the State’s various administrative and licensing boards.

Recent Practice Highlights

Defense Verdict – Estate of Houston Pynes v. Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc., et al.: (Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama – CV-09-366)

Defense Verdict — Mark Haynes v. Jameson Inns, Inc., et al: (United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama – Eastern Division – CA:3:03CV983)

Defense Verdict — Georgia Rodney v. Medical Center Enterprise, Inc. d/b/a Medical Center Enterprise: (Circuit Court of Coffee County, Alabama – Enterprise Division — CV-04-235)

Defense Verdict — Janice Newton v. Flowers Hospital: (Circuit Court of Houston County, Alabama — CV-04-603)

Defense Verdict — Cherrie Lawson v. William H. Moore, Jr. M.D., et al: (Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama – CV-05-3246)

Defense Verdict — Melinda Davis v. JTM Corporation d/b/a Piggly Wiggly, et al: (Circuit Court of Russell County, Alabama — CV-07-44)

Defense Verdict — Kalvan Neki Lewis v. Lawrence Elliott: (Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama – CV-07-922)

Defense Verdict — Audrey McLean v. JTM Corporation d/b/a Piggly-Wiggly: (Circuit Court of Barbour County, Alabama – Eufaula Division – CV-09-29)

Defense Verdict — Quinton Sankey, a minor, by and through his next friends and parents, Gary and Tekisha Sankey v. Dionna Henderson: (Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama – CV -09-930)

Defense Verdict — Roderick Richardson v. Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc., et al: (Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama – CV-10-779)

Defense Verdict — Leroy Johnson v. Josh Knox, Jr., Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation, et al: (Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama – CV-10-900058)

Secured summary dismissal of client in negligent services case and successfully defended the decision on appeal before the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals: Laurie Meister, et al., v. ServPro of the Quad Cities, et al: No. 2080205

Secured summary dismissal of client in medical malpractice action and successfully defended the decision on appeal before the Alabama Supreme Court: In re: Dwight Long v. Psychemedics Corporation: 987 So. 2d 595

Secured summary dismissal of client in medical malpractice action and successfully defended the decision on appeal before the Alabama Supreme Court: Diane Bibb v. The Center of Pain for Montgomery, P.C.: 1061711 (May 2009)

Secured summary dismissal of client in negligent construction case and successfully defended the decision on appeal before the Alabama Supreme Court: Timothy and Stephanie Blackmon v. Eddie Powell d/b/a Powell Plumbing Co.: No. 1120442 (June 2013)

Presentations

Legal Aspects of Practicing Medicine, March 25, 2009 – Discussed various aspects of defending a medical malpractice lawsuit in Alabama with internal medicine residents including the scope of the Alabama Medical Liability Act (AMLA), elements of proof in a medical malpractice action, quality assurance and peer review statutes, legal duty, informed consent, confidentiality of accreditation and duty of doctor to patient.

Technically Speaking…When Medicine and Technology Collide, September 9, 2014 – Discussed the impact of emerging technologies on the practice of medicine, professional liability risks created by data-related technology, and risk management strategies to enhance patient safety and mitigate the liability risks associated with evolving technologies.

Honors and Awards

Mr. Garrett served as chief justice of the Cumberland Honor Court, was a member of the Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board, and was a finalist in the 2003 Gordon T. Saad Moot Court Competition.

Community Involvement

Mr. Garrett is a member of First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. He is a member of “The Pines” Sunday school group.

Mr. Garrett joined the firm as an associate in 2004 and attained shareholder status in 2011. As a member of the litigation practice group, he has a broad civil defense practice with his primary focus on general casualty insurance defense, complex and commercial litigation, construction law, products liability, state and federal employment claims, and professional liability. Mr. Garrett specializes in defending hospitals, physicians, nursing personnel, and pharmacists in medical malpractice lawsuits and has significant experience representing professionals before the State’s various administrative and licensing boards.

Recent Practice Highlights

Defense Verdict – Estate of Houston Pynes v. Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc., et al.: (Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama – CV-09-366)

Defense Verdict — Mark Haynes v. Jameson Inns, Inc., et al: (United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama – Eastern Division – CA:3:03CV983)

Defense Verdict — Georgia Rodney v. Medical Center Enterprise, Inc. d/b/a Medical Center Enterprise: (Circuit Court of Coffee County, Alabama – Enterprise Division — CV-04-235)

Defense Verdict — Janice Newton v. Flowers Hospital: (Circuit Court of Houston County, Alabama — CV-04-603)

Defense Verdict — Cherrie Lawson v. William H. Moore, Jr. M.D., et al: (Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama – CV-05-3246)

Defense Verdict — Melinda Davis v. JTM Corporation d/b/a Piggly Wiggly, et al: (Circuit Court of Russell County, Alabama — CV-07-44)

Defense Verdict — Kalvan Neki Lewis v. Lawrence Elliott: (Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama – CV-07-922)

Defense Verdict — Audrey McLean v. JTM Corporation d/b/a Piggly-Wiggly: (Circuit Court of Barbour County, Alabama – Eufaula Division – CV-09-29)

Defense Verdict — Quinton Sankey, a minor, by and through his next friends and parents, Gary and Tekisha Sankey v. Dionna Henderson: (Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama – CV -09-930)

Defense Verdict — Roderick Richardson v. Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc., et al: (Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama – CV-10-779)

Defense Verdict — Leroy Johnson v. Josh Knox, Jr., Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation, et al: (Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama – CV-10-900058)

Secured summary dismissal of client in negligent services case and successfully defended the decision on appeal before the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals: Laurie Meister, et al., v. ServPro of the Quad Cities, et al: No. 2080205

Secured summary dismissal of client in medical malpractice action and successfully defended the decision on appeal before the Alabama Supreme Court: In re: Dwight Long v. Psychemedics Corporation: 987 So. 2d 595

Secured summary dismissal of client in medical malpractice action and successfully defended the decision on appeal before the Alabama Supreme Court: Diane Bibb v. The Center of Pain for Montgomery, P.C.: 1061711 (May 2009)

Secured summary dismissal of client in negligent construction case and successfully defended the decision on appeal before the Alabama Supreme Court: Timothy and Stephanie Blackmon v. Eddie Powell d/b/a Powell Plumbing Co.: No. 1120442 (June 2013)

Presentations

Legal Aspects of Practicing Medicine, March 25, 2009 – Discussed various aspects of defending a medical malpractice lawsuit in Alabama with internal medicine residents including the scope of the Alabama Medical Liability Act (AMLA), elements of proof in a medical malpractice action, quality assurance and peer review statutes, legal duty, informed consent, confidentiality of accreditation and duty of doctor to patient.

Technically Speaking…When Medicine and Technology Collide, September 9, 2014 – Discussed the impact of emerging technologies on the practice of medicine, professional liability risks created by data-related technology, and risk management strategies to enhance patient safety and mitigate the liability risks associated with evolving technologies.

Honors and Awards

Mr. Garrett served as chief justice of the Cumberland Honor Court, was a member of the Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board, and was a finalist in the 2003 Gordon T. Saad Moot Court Competition.

Community Involvement

Mr. Garrett is a member of First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. He is a member of “The Pines” Sunday school group.

  • B.S., University of Alabama, Political Science/Pre-Medical Studies, 2000
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, 2004
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Montgomery Young Lawyers
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Alabama Supreme Court
  • Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court